Who we are?
Food Quest Restaurants Management LLC is a restaurant master franchise investor and operator developing leading international F&B brands across MENA. Current brands under management and development include Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), & our new homegrown brand EETEN. Food Quest Restaurants Management LLC provides management support to Advance Investment LLC for the Denny’s Middle East Master Franchise.
IN ADDITION, THE COMPANY PROVIDES MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
• Business Planning & Financial Feasibility
• Real-Estate Development
• Kitchen Design
• Menu Engineering
• Interior Design
• Developing Operating & Training Manuals
• Marketing & PR Assistance
• Supply Chain & Procurement
• Operations Management
• HR Management
• Accounting & Cost Control
• Marketing Coordination
• Auditing & Reporting
Karim has over 15 years of extensive and successful leadership experience with a diverse international franchising background in mass-market and high-end retail, FMCG, F&B and Automotive industries providing strategic, sales and operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations. Known for being a dynamic and results oriented leader with solid interpersonal skills. A senior professional, multilingual, multicultural, results oriented winner in both corporates B2B and retail development environments. His massive experience results into applying to his people and firm that makes him an effective, efficient and highly respectable leader. He is Food Quest and Advance Management's CEO and Board Member, joined on the 24th June 2018.
Jonathan is a successful operational CFO with over 30 year’s international experience in food, FMCG, luxury and B2B. His notable achievements include strategy development and implementation, improving financial performance and control, mergers, and acquisitions/ disposals, implementing computer partnership and partnership negotiations. He is an advocate for cultural change and is Food Quest’s current CFO.
Head of Human Resources
Hashem is an immensely experienced HR professional with massive background on HR Planning, budgeting, performance, employee relations, training, establishing policies and procedures, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and development for over 15 years in UAE Market. Hashem has worked in different established and well known firms such as Emirates International Restaurant LLC (Chilis)/ Saleh Bin Lahej, Al Sayer Group and Al Tayer Group. He joined FoodQuest as a Regional HR & Admin Manager and has been promoted to the new role as Head of HR.